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Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by Guest, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hey guys, I searched the forums and didn't find anything on this, and it's bugging me so I figured I'd make a thread.

    Ok, bottom line, what's the deal with pillows? Do they have any effect on hair loss at all? Before anyone says, "hats don't do it, so pillows don't", remember this, hair is usually thinner on the side we sleep on, so somethings up.

    Personally I switched to satin pillows after I noticed the balding, I don't know if it did anything, but meh??

    Any thoughts?? :freaked: :x :hairy: :freaked2:
     
  2. JayB

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    Insane. And most people arent thin on the side they sleep on. Their thin all over their horeshoe.
     
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    On the news a few weeks ago it said that the average pillowcase has more bacteria then the average toilet seat.
     
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    I'm surprised there aren't more people chimming in. Everyone I've talked to says the same thing, hair is always thinner on the pillow side. Mine is a hell of a lot thinner there, rediclously so. Hair dressers, websites, and personal experiance tell me there is something to it.

    Is sleeping on my back the answer? Where do ya buy silk pillow covers anyway? Satin isn't cutting it.
     
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    you switched to satin? I hope that was a joke :lol:
     
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    No, actually, I've read in several different places that satin pillow cases are the way to go. Something about causing less friction between your head and the pillowcase - and not yanking your hair out as you toss and turn.
     
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    The japanese had almost no hair loss before westerners came and they slept on wooden "pillows" - there's another observation ;p
     
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    Satin is in fact the way to go; I noticed a big reduction in shedding when i made the switch
     
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    This forum gets worse and worse :roll:
     
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    actually satin pillows give you testicular ear cancer.
     
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    Someone please tell me this thread is a wind-up.
     
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    This thread is a wind-up.
     
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    thats interesting for other reasons though hey. foote explains it by scar tissue negating the edemic pressure, bryan via varying androgen receptors. michael barry? you've talked alot about how the wreath still thins, where does this fit with you?
     
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    I can't believe this post actually got 16 responses.
     
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    Wow, I can't believe that guy actually walked around looking like that. I would have shaved it all off.
     
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    powersam,

    I believe much like Bryan does that your head hair has a varrying sensitivity to male hormones generally from front to back.


    balding scalp has 3 times (and sometimes more) as much DHT, so we know the alpha five enzyme "gets busy" in balding men's follicles, but more androgen receptors are present in balding hairs/scalp also.


    We probably not only inherit the genes that make more 'active" alpha five reductase, but also genes that make more androgen receptors in dermal tissues. Tom Hagerty has pointed out that for years he has notices that balding men's foreheads and faces seem to sweat more when they dance (Tom likes to ballroom dance).


    Balding men might also have somewhat more active immune systems. High testosterone people might have more active immune systems in general from what Ive read, so when things go bad in the balding hairs, the immune system is even more capapble of attacking the hair as a "bad guy". This may have to do with TGF-beta overexpression as Doctor has pointed out, or it may just be too many anti-gens expressed in the follicle gets it marked as a "foreign body" by the travelling immune-maker cells, which hang around for T-cells to notice and to begin the oxidization, inflammatory cytokine, killer-cell attack later.


    I believe in the standard theory of baldness. I recently skimmed an article by Kurt Stenn (the "godfather of hair" and a researcher of Aderans as well as the one time head of dermatology at Harvard) and Ralf Paus, a noted European resaercher on hair. They are learning more and more about hair.
     

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